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Facebook partners with the Nelson Mandela Foundation in its centenary year

By Press Release 20 February 2018

Celebrating Nelson Mandela’s centenary and legacy under the theme: Be the Legacy, Facebook has announced a three-year partnership to support The Nelson Mandela archive, based at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. FULL STORY >

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Facebook testing downvote button for comment moderation

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 9 February 2018

Not quite a dislike button, the downvote testing is designed to help the social media platform curate its content, a bit like Reddit. FULL STORY >

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Facebook joins hands with partners across Africa for a safer Internet

By Press Release 6 February 2018

This partnership aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and helping to explore ways to make the Internet safer for all, says Facebook. FULL STORY >

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Cryptocurrency ads now banned on Facebook

By Staff Writer 31 January 2018

If you’re seeing no more annoying ads for cryptocurrency while browsing Facebook, here’s why. FULL STORY >

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Facebook launches a classifieds Marketplace in South Africa

By Staff Writer 23 January 2018

Facebook has launched Marketplace in South Africa, offering users a single destination on Facebook where they can easily discover and buy and sell goods with other people in their local community. FULL STORY >

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Facebook has invented new unit of time

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 23 January 2018

Named a Flick, it has been created to assist in more precise syncing of video frame rates. FULL STORY >

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Facebook's 2017 Year In Review

By Press Release 6 December 2017

Facebook today announced its 2017 Year in Review, highlighting the top ways people came together on Facebook to support one another. FULL STORY >

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Facebook deploys new suicide prevention AI

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 28 November 2017

The social media platform has released a new set of AI tools designed to detect and assist users contemplating suicide. FULL STORY >

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Tencent eclipses Facebook by reaching $534 Billion valuation

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 22 November 2017

The Chinese company surpases Facebook's current valuation of $519 billion, being the first Asian organisation to breach the $500 billion mark. FULL STORY >

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Overcoming the Digital Skills Gap with Social Media Education

By Press Release 8 November 2017

With 13 million South Africans on Facebook, 2.68 million on Instagram and 7.4 million users on Twitter, social media marketing is a key tool for reaching new audiences and boosting sales for any business. FULL STORY >

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Facebook focuses on connecting Africa at AfricaCom Cape Town 2017

By Press Release 8 November 2017

As part of Facebook's mission to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together, the Facebook connectivity and platform partnerships team will be on the ground in Cape Town at AfricaCom 2017 from... FULL STORY >

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Facebook Live adds real-time screen sharing

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 18 October 2017

The native functionality now replaces what third party software was once required for. FULL STORY >

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Facebook Watch goes live for users in the United States

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 6 September 2017

The social media platform's video hub is now live in the States, with heaps more content expected in coming months. FULL STORY >

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Facebook introduces Watch as its redesigned video platform

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 10 August 2017

Featuring original content from Facebook, as well as shows from others, the social media company has begun its bid to take on TV with its new platform - Watch. FULL STORY >

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Facebook to begin testing out ads in Messenger app worldwide

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 12 July 2017

The social media company has confirmed plans to expand beta testing on home screen ads in Facebook Messenger. FULL STORY >

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